Re: 1925 SB 9 QCGB question

Roger Bickers

Thats the only lever that can be moved while the lathes running as per South Bend. 

On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 8:48 AM, George Meinschein
<bustedguns@...> wrote:

The top lever has left-center-right positions corresponding to the
available ranges of thread pitches that can be chosen. Hopefully you
still have the feeds and threads metal plate attached to the lathe. 
There's a "Top Lever" column in that table.  I suggest only moving the
top lever when the machine is off or whenever the lead screw is NOT

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On 10/19/2020 12:30 AM, glenn brooks wrote:
> Just cleaning up a NOS 1925 SB 9, with quick change gear box. This model has the lever protruding out the top of the gear box. Nice old lathe that has been in storage most its life.
> Iam just now loosening up the gears and levers and turning everything by hand.
> Can some one confirm what this lever accomplishes? For example, does this lever, on top of the gear box,  engage and dis engage the lead screw, or drive the apron??
> If so, can it be engaged/disengaged while the machine is running, or only when stopped?
> BTW, I have the SB How to Run A Lathe book, but it is a 1950’s version and doesn’t discuss this earlymday gear box set up...
> Thanks
> Glenn

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